Chemrez develops organic spray oil to eradicate coconut scale insects
MANILA, Philippines - Listed agro-chemical firm Chemrez Technologies Inc. has released an organic spray oil that promises to eradicate coconut scale insects in 48 hours.
According to product distributor Sinochem Crop Protection (Phil) Inc., the product called Crop Guard, had been tested in coconut plantations in Calabarzon and Basilan.
Sinochem country manager Bernard Canapi said Cropguard has been registered with the Fertilizer and Pesticides Authority (FPA) and has been granted emergency use approval.
Canapi said a test conducted by the University of the Philippines in Los Banos showed that Cropguard begins to kill coconut scale insects 48 hours after application.
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by Rolando A. Reyes
As a developing country, a wide disparity between the rich and the poor exists in the Philippines. Though enjoying an economic growth that is one of the highest in Asia today, the effects of such growth has not really trickled down to the poor. The underprivileged continues to be deprived of even the most basic necessities. According to a well- known economist, poverty can only be reduced in the long term if the country can sustain its economic growth by 7 to 8 % in the next 10 years.
Are the poor then doomed to a life of scarcity until this sustained growth is achieved? Not really. Fortunately, the country are not lacking in altruistic souls. Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are helping the poor improve their lives through livelihood programs, scholarships, and free health services. Different religious organizations are doing their share. Through their corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitment, businesses are also extending a helping hand. In the last few years, a new breed of heroes for the poor has emerged. These are the so called social enterprises.Read more...